By: Cynthia Ayala
Disney’s Cinderella is one of those iconic fairy tale movies that shows little girls that just because the world may be unfair around you, that doesn’t mean you give up hope and wallow in despair. It’s a fairy tale that shows hope is the corner stone of all happiness.
It was back in September of last year that Disney fans everywhere were given the first look at Lily James as the Disney Princess in the newest live-action version of Cinderella. This is by no means the first movie to be done in live action about the princess, Drew Barrymore played that part well in the movie Ever After, a young girl who welcomes her step family with open arms until her father’s untimely and tragic death that leaves her at the mercy of a jealous and unforgiving woman.
As that is Cinderella’s tale, with all the hype for Maleficent, this movie had almost been forgotten. But finally, the movie has released it’s first teaser trailer, that really shows nothing, yet still manages to give everyone’s inside princess (myself included – go figure) a thrill.
Check out the trailer below:
The actual synopsis of the film, written by Aline Brosh McKenna (Annie, The Devil Wears Prada) and Chris Weitz (About a Boy, Antz), will follow young Ella (Lily James) whose merchant father remarries following the tragic death of his wife. Eager to be the devoted loving daughter that she is, Ella welcomes her step mother Lady Tremaine (Cate Blanchett), and her daughters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drisella (Sophie McShera). However, the moment her father unexpectedly dies, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel family.
The essential charm of Cinderella is the fact that she remains kind and continues to show courage, even when those around her do not deserve the love she gives. She does not give in to despair, and the movie is essentially going to retain that. Thank goodness, because it’s harder to continue to show love and easier (weaker) to give in to hatred.
Here is a look at the first teaser poster:
“Cinderella,” starring Lily James, Hayley Atwell, Helena Bonham Carter and Cate Blanchett, is due in theaters March 13, 2015 directed by none other than Kenneth Branagh.